Keep the family entertained this Easter with these cheap but fun activities

HAPPY Easter! I hope you are having a great day with your families – and if not, you at least get to indulge in a chocolate egg or two.

But if you are at a loose end and need fun activities to keep people amused, here are some cheap ideas . . . 

GET OUTDOORS: National Trust has scavenger hunts at its sites all over the country.

For example, at Moseley Old Hall, Staffs, grab a trail pack for £3 and get scavenging with a potential choc treat reward at the end.

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GO COLOURFUL: If the family will be indoors today, you could download and print out free spring colouring-in templates from

There is a huge selection to choose from, including “Easter bingo” pages you can take on a walk, helping the kids cross off things they see such as eggs, bunnies and flowers.

CHEESY EASTER: A big trend this year is the Easter cheesecake in half an egg.

They cost from £19.99 at Cutter & Squidge, the online cake shop, but are so easy to make at home.

You need a hollow Easter egg, 200g cream cheese, 30g icing sugar and a dash of vanilla essence.

Blend everything together except the egg, which you need to carefully crack into two halves, then fill the shell with the mix.

Top with chunks of your favourite choc bar. Those ingredients from Aldi will come in under a fiver, so £2.50 per portion between two of you.

GO POTTY: Check out to see my Easter craft video. Using simple basics from Wilko — string, cardboard, paint — the family can easily make cute pompom bunny toppers for plant pots.

With a little adult help, they can look really expensive. But they cost only a few quid.

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FANCY a cheeky Nando’s at home? Its wrap kits are out now in three flavours – Lemon & Herb, Medium, and Smokey BBQ.

Down from £3.50 to £3 at Morrisons. SAVE: 50p

CHEAP TREAT: GU has three new flavours in its Inspirations range, on sale in most supermarkets: Red Velvet, Cookies & Cream, and Chocolate & Honeycomb. The RRP is £3.40.

SHOP & SAVE: NAB a pack of Belvita chocolate-chip biscuits for just 99p at Tesco when using a Clubcard, usually £1.99. SAVE: £1

HOT RIGHT NOW: GET up to 50 per cent off selected homeware and fashion items at in the clearance sale.

Giselle’s little helper

ANYONE for gin?

Sipsmith has launched Strawberry Smash, made with unused strawberries from last year’s cancelled Wimbledon.

Find it in Tesco for £28.50. Not only is it delicious, it is helping to cut food waste.

I’d call that a win-win.

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